Fox Butterfield - In My Father's House: A New View of How Crime Runs in the Family

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Mass incarceration has brought with it a host of racial, class, gender, and age assumptions about criminals. Yet one fact the nation has missed is that as few as 5 percent of families account for half of all crime, and only 10 percent account for two-thirds. In his search to find out who the real criminals are, Butterfield, a veteran journalist who was part of the New York Times team that won the Pulitzer for reporting on the Pentagon Papers, discovered the Bogles. A white family that came to Oregon by way of Texas, the Bogles flout clichéd images of criminals, yet Butterfield chronicles how criminal behavior—theft, violence, drugs, murder—has been passed down through successive generations, an expensive and destructive cycle the criminal justice system has failed to stop.

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781400041022
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Published: Knopf - October 9th, 2018

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